Education and Training:
Post-Doc                        Columbia University School of Nursing
PhD                                   Emory University School of Nursing
Post Master’s NP      Emory University School of Nursing
MS Nursing                  Emory University School of Nursing
BSN                                   Emory University School of Nursing
BS, Psychology           The University of Texas at Austin

Board Certifications:
Registered Nurse, Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, New York Board of Nursing
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Georgia Board of Nursing
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
Oncology Certified Nurse, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC)

Research Interests:
Self-management behaviors among older adults living with HIV; Reducing health disparities among minority aging adults with multiple chronic conditions; Improving quality and access to care among racial/ethnic minority adults

Yoo-Jeong, M., Haardörfer, R., Hepburn, K., Holstad, M., & Waldrop-Valverde, D. (June, 2020). Is social isolation related to emotion dysregulation and retention in care among older persons living with HIV? AIDS and Behavior.

Yoo-Jeong, M., Hepburn, K., Holstad, M., Haardörfer, R., & Waldrop-Valverde, D. (2019). Correlates of loneliness in older persons living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS Care. doi:10.1080/09540121.2019.1659919.

Yoo-Jeong, M., Anderson, A., Rahman, F., Baumann, M., McBroom, J., & Waldrop-Valverde, D. (2018). Associations of mood on objective and subjective cognitive complaints in persons living with HIV/AIDS. Journal of HIV and AIDS 4(1), doi:10.16966/2380-5536.146.

Yoo-Jeong, M., Waldrop-Valverde, D., McCoy, K., & Ownby, R. L. (2016). A structural equation model of HIV-related symptoms, depressive symptoms, and medication adherence. Journal of HIV and AIDS, 2(3), doi:10.16966/2380–5536.123.

Zuniga, J., Yoo-Jeong, M., Dai, T., Guo, Y., & Waldrop-Valverde, D. (2015). The role of depression in retention in care for persons living with HIV. AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 30(1), 34-38, doi:10.1089/apc.2015.0214.

Vance, D., Humphrey, S., Yoo-Jeong, M., Jones, D., & Nicholson, W. (2015). The role of employment on neurocognitive reserve in adults with HIV. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 26(4), 316-329, doi:10.1016/j.jana.2015.04.003.

Areas of Expertise:
Oncology; HIV/AIDS; Gerontology; Community Health

Honors & Awards:
Rising Stars of Research and Scholarship at Sigma International Nursing Research Congress, 2019
1st Place Poster, Emory University Students and Fellows Scholars’ Day, 2018
Jonas Nurse Leader Scholar, Jonas Foundation, 2016 to 2018
Global Korean Nursing Foundation Scholarship, 2016
Emory Global Health Institute Case Competition 2nd Place, 2014
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, 2014